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  1. @VbyV Tool savvy father is spot on. I have stuff I inherited (snap on amongst others) that is 40 years old and as good as when it was made.  My dad taught me nothing about bikes and everything about bikes because he taught me understanding of mechanics a… »

Each of us throw a leg over our top tubes and submit ourselves to the open road in recognition of the risks involved. These risks include those of a puncture, crash, damaged equipment, disability, and – ultimately – death. We try to be vigilant, we ride assertively yet defensively, and we hope for the best. We take every reasonable precaution t...

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  1. I log in wondering what wit and wisdom will be up today and read this. I never knew Jon except through his posts, but what posts, funny and shot through with a love of the sport. he will be missed. RIP Jon »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Cadel Evans 4. Hesjedal 5. Van Garderen »

Until the 70′s it was common to race on gravel roads, but the Paving of the Planet has led to nearly every road being graced by smooth, black tarmac. As is the case with most things, once we are shown the easy path, it is difficult to return to more arduous ways. So it is with gravel roads; we take measures to avoid unpaved roads and in doi...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Boom 3. Phinney 4. Sagan 5. Cunego »

Exposure to religion in my youth was by way of a brief dose of sunday school at the local Unitarian church. The point there, evidently, was to learn about other religions and turtles. If a point was being made, I missed it. When Catholic friends of mine came over for the weekend I would accompany them to the closest Catholic church and we would end...

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  1. @Ron Yep, Went out and bought the tools to change bearings on Powertorque crank cos I had a click on each pedal stroke. Changed the bearing and it was still there. Turns out the freehub needed greasing is all. Why that should only click only on a left ped… »

During the birth of The Rules, just like the Big Bang, there was a flurry of new activity, too much expanding and not enough contracting; certainly not enough thinking. It’s hard to keep the throttle back when divining the Word of Merckx in real time. The interweb tubes whistled with new Rules shuttling back and forth, beers consumed, genius...

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  1. @Lepidopterist Ignore the “might be” and learn to delete »

  2. @harminator All valid reasons of course but never forget, when you are going up Alpe d’huez or the local equivalent  a Casually Deliberate wave to someone descending can do much to put your buddys under psychological pressure. Fucked I might be am but … »

The Velominati mourn today the passing of Fiorenzo Magni, perhaps one of the Cycling world’s greatest living example of the spirit of The V and all that surrounds it.Magni was the original Lion of Flanders, a feat heightened somewhat by his being Italian, not Flemish – though the Flemish had little to argue with after he won de Ronde th...

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  1. The embodiment of the V. RIP »

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  1. The cleaning ritual is the one thing carbon or black parts can never beat polished metalnon. The satisfaction of cleaning polished crankset and mechs is one that is hard to beat. I once asked Mrs L if I could  temporarily store the No 1 in the bedroom, “… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. de Gent 4. Gesink 5. Anton »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cav 2. Sagan 3. Griepel 4. Goss 5. EBH »

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  1. I dont know Im just guessing »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Pooley 3. Arndt 4. Bronzini 5. Cooke »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggo 2. Cadel Evans 3. Schleck the elder 4. Nibbles 5. Ryder »

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  1. @Buck Rogers No idea about that paticular jersey but if you ask me Merino wool is the dogs, great to ride in. »

  2. Brilliant idea @Frank. June 17th happens to be the day I am riding a 246km sportive, nearly double my previous record for distance so I recon that will do to honour The Prophet. @Mikael Liddy Perhaps there should be a rule amendment, something like “….. »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. Scarponi 2. Basso 3. Uran 4. Visconti 5. Pozzato »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. From Wikipedia “For a rouleur Yates climbed very well for his weight.” OK so which joker is going to fess up to that. Mind you I bet he did/does. »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Scarponi 2. Basso 3. Schleck the elder 4. Visconti 5. Pozzato »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Voeckler 3. Sanchez 4. Schleck the elder 5. Cunego »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Pooley 3. Arndt 4. Cooke 5. Mcgrath »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Voeckler 3. Frank Schleck 4. Anton 5. Cunego »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Voeckler 3. Frank Schleck 4. Sagan 5. Cunego »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Schleck the elder 3. Sagan 4. Voeckler 5. Cadel »

@Lepidopterist's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. The Thunder God 2. Boonen 3. Ballan 4. Big George 5. Flecha »